Let’s See What’s Inside A PlayStation 5

Let’s See What’s Inside A PlayStation 5
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We know the outside of the PS5 is just two big-arse white fins, but the inside is still a mystery. So the good people at iFixit have got hold of one and torn it to pieces, ostensibly to judge its repair value, but really just so we could all gawk at the carnage of it all.

What’d they find? Well, for starters, just look at this heatsink array. It’s a work of art!

And the fan — which is locked in with very fancy (and difficult) T8 Torx security screws — looks like something you’d drop into the warp drive of a starship just in time to jump to safety before the evil alien mothership was going to blast you and your buddies into spacedust.

You can get a real good look at the whole thing in this hour-long video iFixit put together where they took the console apart live, which is worth it if only to see that heatsink taken out and held in the hand, like some elaborate steampunk death harmonica.

While the video covers pretty much everything, if you don’t have time to spend an hour looking deeply into the PS5’s vital organs, there’s also this write-up which has you covered.


  • Can recommend youtube channel Tronixfix if you’re interested in this stuff. He frequently dismantles and fixes everything from GBAs, PS4s, XBones and has done both the PS5 and Series X. Worth a look for sure!

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